One face of Obama’s Anti-Blackness.
NTOABOMA—Take a deep look again at this picture. Look closely. I have shown this image to countless grandmothers in Ntoaboma. All have doubts—in no uncertain terms—that the man in the picture is the boy’s father. From nose to ears, from lips to chin, all the way to the contours of the smile, the boy is by all indication, what a grandmother would admonish a man in such a situation with, “Man, he ain’t yours!”
So, yes, I have, in no uncertain terms, indicted Obama’s white mother from Kansas. I am saying that Dr. Obama (from Kenya) was not her Baby-Daddy. Or that Barack needs to look elsewhere… And so here begins Barack’s Daddy issues. As with all Daddy issues of this particular persuasion, there’s always an element of Anti-Blackness involved.
From the horse’s own mouth, Barack claims that he had a conversation on Renegades: Born in the USA, with Bruce Springsteen. They explored “the topic of masculinity and the influence that our fathers—both flawed role models—had on our lives. We also talk about the message American culture sends to boys about what it means to be a man—a message that too often emphasizes physical toughness over sensitivity; the need to dominate over the ability to love and care for others.”
If you didn’t catch it, Barack’s claim is that his Daddy-elect, Dr. Obama, was a flawed role model. In time, I will deal with his stuff about American masculinity. However, a brief word here will suffice. Barack (aka President Obama) was the kind of president of the United States who actually droned (murdered) American citizens without trial. Talk of toxic masculinity! Barack waged war on the sovereign African nation of Libya. He had the Libyan leader, Muamar Gaddafi, sodomized with a knife while at it. Talk of toxic masculinity.
Yet, Barack’s “need to dominate over” his “ability to love and care for others” is what makes him a perfect dad to his two daughters, and it is exactly by this yardstick that he measures his Daddy-elect, the Kenya economist, Dr. Obama. Talk of role models!
What is poignant is how Barack constantly refers to his adopted Kenyan father—who was a Harvard Economist at America’s own game—as some type of miscreant. Yet, if one reads Barack’s books and essays, one is sure to come away with the sense that Barack thought of his mother a perfect star—with multiple Baby-Daddies and all! The thing is, babies, toddlers, and children might think their moms, the prettiest, hottest, thing on planet Earth, but adults certainly do not ogle their mothers from a distance.
Adults grow up. Barack hasn’t. His constant infatuation with his mother, while disparaging the images of his adopted-father from Kenya, wreaks of something you would most likely find in white American culture, proper. You watch the movie, The Birth of a Nation, and you are reminded how Europeans, or Caucasians, feel about their white women and how desperately insecure they act, often violently, in pursuit of protecting their “precious white women” from Black/African men.
It is rather odd that Barack should engage in this rendition of the white insecurity with miscegenation. Although, I think Barack succeeds at it because white American culture accepts Barack’s reading of his birth to a white woman and a Black father in such a way that makes Barack exceedingly comfortable, even in his old age, with his childish infatuation with his mother.
If you are not convinced, you just ought to look at the issue on the flip side. Imagine for a brief moment that Barack’s mom was a Black woman, who got pregnant with Barack out of wedlock? Imagine this Black woman went on to have babies with other men? Imagine this Black woman once worked as a stripper—as in a naked man or woman dancing on a pole in a store for the money? And then imagine that Barack’s adopted-father was a white man—a Harvard PhD graduate at that? Do you think Barack would speak so disparagingly about this white Dr. father-elect, while elevating his stripper Black mother to the top of the pedestal?
If you can’t imagine that flip side of the coin, you are correct. Barack has a soft spot for Anti-Blackness, and his white American culture of which he is a part encourages him in the most subtle ways. He has a thing for Black men in particular. Barack despises Black men. And like all those who despise Black men, there’s always a Daddy issue—real or adopted.